Bill Text: NJ S3886 | 2018-2019 | Regular Session | Introduced


Bill Title: Criminalizes impounding cat or dog in shelter, pound or kennel without consent of other party.

Spectrum: Partisan Bill (Republican 1-0)

Status: (Introduced) 2019-06-03 - Introduced in the Senate, Referred to Senate Environment and Energy Committee [S3886 Detail]

Download: New_Jersey-2018-S3886-Introduced.html

SENATE, No. 3886

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

218th LEGISLATURE

 

INTRODUCED JUNE 3, 2019

 


 

Sponsored by:

Senator  DECLAN J. O'SCANLON, JR.

District 13 (Monmouth)

 

 

 

 

SYNOPSIS

     Criminalizes impounding cat or dog in shelter, pound, or kennel without consent of other party.

 

CURRENT VERSION OF TEXT

     As introduced.

  


An Act concerning certain offenses and supplementing chapter 33 of Title 2C of the New Jersey Statutes. 

 

     Be It Enacted by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:

 

     1.    It shall be a disorderly persons offense for a person to surrender or release a cat or dog into the custody of, and impound with, a shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound, pending any matrimonial action or action for dissolution of a civil union brought in this State or elsewhere, or after judgment of divorce or dissolution or maintenance, whether obtained in this State or elsewhere, without the consent of the other party.

 

     2. This act shall take effect immediately. 

 

 

STATEMENT

 

     This bill criminalizes the surrendering or releasing of a cat or dog into the custody of, and impound with, a shelter, pound, or kennel in divorce or dissolution of a civil union matters, without the consent of the other party. 

     The bill provides that it is a disorderly persons offense for a person to surrender or release a cat or dog in the custody of and impounded with a shelter, pound, or kennel operating as a shelter or pound, pending any matrimonial action or action for dissolution of a civil union brought in this State or elsewhere, or after judgment of divorce or dissolution or maintenance, whether obtained in this State or elsewhere, without the consent of the other party.  A disorderly persons offense is punishable by a term of imprisonment of up to six months in jail, up to a $1,000 fine, or both. 

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